The real border crisis is what hospitals near the southern border see every day. It manifests as broken bones, lost appendages, and severe dehydration. It is the thousands of people marooned in ICE detention centers. It is the families seeking asylum who are met with violence…

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The Food and Drug Administration defines a drug shortage as a “period of time when the demand or projected demand for a medically necessary drug in the U.S. exceeds its supply.” All too often, a shortage means that doctors cannot give the right drugs to patients when needed

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Baylor St. Luke’s in Houston was known for handling complex heart transplants. But when Travis Hogan was a patient there, he didn’t know that the program was undergoing a series of dramatic changes. He never got his heart

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For more than three decades, the nonprofit United Network for Organ Sharing has run America’s organ transplant system, matching organs with those who need them thanks to a contract with the United States government. This year, the Washington Post reports, at least two groups are exploring a bid against UNOS—the first time the organization has faced a challenge in well over a decade

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Matthew De Camp, MD, PhD, from Johns Hopkins University, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and colleagues authored a position paper from the American College of Physicians published the Annals of Internal Medicine which says volunteer medical trips and other short-term experiences in global health come with specific ethical responsibilities for physicians regarding the people and communities they serve

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When an assessor arrived in 2016 and went over her situation, it was a familiar process: how much help did she need to use the bathroom? What about eating? How was her emotional state? The woman typed notes into a computer and, when it was over, gave Dobbs a shocking verdict: her hours would be cut, to just 32 per week

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A saline solution shortage worsened by Hurricane Maria has hospitals worried, even as staff turn to creative solutions such as breaking out the Gatorade

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Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated Puerto Rico, a major area for drug-manufacturing plants, causing shortages of many drugs, including cancer and HIV drugs. The storms have also exacerbated the shortage of saline bags that started in 2014. With comments from our Yoram Unguru

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